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Thursday, February 1, 2007

Your Interaction with the Promises of God (Romans 4:20-21)

“He [Abraham] did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.”

The blow that staggers most of us is unbelief. It can leave us tottering in the ring, dazed and confused. Abraham did not doubt, stagger, or waver when it came to the promise of God. Unbelief did not cause this kind of reaction from him. Instead, he was strengthened in faith. That is, he did not strengthen himself. He received strength from God which led to his giving glory to God.

God receives glory when you take God to be what He really is – faithful! Your interaction with the promises of God begins with what you think about those promises and how they apply to your life. Your conduct demonstrates that either God will or won’t do what He says He will do.

Are you fully convinced that what God has promised He is also able to perform? To doubt that this is so is to be struck hard by unbelief. This will always leave you wavering. People who are unsure and wavering back and forth are not humble people. They are people that question the very promise of God. Fully convinced people are not arrogant. They are people that believe the very promise of God!

God can do what seems impossible to us. He wouldn’t be God if that were not so. You honor God by rightly interacting with His promises. That is, you honor God by believing He is able to provide the grace you need today!